Film Director Gad Abittan first premiered his documentary, The Stars of Stern, at the 58th Krakow Film Festival (Poland), in May 2018, A very personal story about his neighbors on Stern Street #45 in the Jerusalem Neighborhood of Kiryat Hayovel, The Stars of Stern, received awards and recognition in various international screenings including France. In June 2019, it was premiered in Israel at the Cinema South Festival in Sderot followed by a Jerusalem Premier at the Cinemateque.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seen after a vote on a bill to dissolve the parliament, at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on May 30, 2019. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
WASHINGTON (JTA) — After 50-plus years of advising on Arab-Israeli negotiations and analyzing Israeli politics, I thought I had seen everything. But yesterday’s dissolution of the Knesset by Prime Minister Netanyahu, who was elected a mere seven weeks ago to lead it, represents a stunning new low in political dysfunction and electoral chaos, even by Israeli standards.
Whether these developments lead us back roughly to…
A photograph from the day the port of Haifa was handed to the Israel Defense Forces – a formation of naval officers raising the flag of Israel and the flag of the Israeli navy for the first time in the port, upon the entrance of Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. (Kedem Auction House)
(JTA) — Thursday is Israel’s Independence Day, which commemorates the country’s official Declaration of Independence in 1948. The country celebrated with rallies, fireworks displays, flyovers by the Israeli Air Force and family barbecues.